The opulent Beaux Arts-style townhouse on Manhattan’s tony Fifth Avenue belonging to Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is back on the market, complete with an $80 million price tag.
The landmarked Upper East Side property—directly across the street from Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art—is the priciest townhouse on the market in New York City, listing records show.
Also known as the Benjamin N. Duke House, after its first owner, the limestone and red-brick house “is one of the last remnants of the luxurious mansions along Fifth Avenue facing Central Park that remain in private hands,” according to the listing with Jorge Lopez of Compass, who declined to comment on the home.
Across its five floors and 20,000 square feet of living space—which makes it the largest home on the market in the city—the property is fitted with palatial rooms, high ceilings, large windows, marble fireplaces and ornate moldings.
There are eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a grand staircase, a “striking” skylight and a terrace and a rooftop with views of Central Park and the city skyline, the listing said.
Friday marked its first return to the market since early 2021, when it was also asking $80 million, records show.
While the building can remain a lavish private residence, there is also the potential for it to be transformed into a gallery, a store, a museum or foundation “given its prime location across the Met,” according to the listing.
mr. Slim, 82, is Mexico’s richest man and, along with his family, controls América Móvil, Latin America’s biggest mobile telecom firm, and owns a stake in The New York Times.
He is worth an estimated $91.7 billion, according to Forbes, many times the $44 million he paid to purchase the property in 2010, listing records show. He could not immediately be reached for comment.
The New York Post first reported the listing.